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News Producer, KATC

The E.W. Scripps Company
Lafayette, LA 70501
  • Job Code
    JR026123

Are you a dynamic News Producer who wants to tell stories with integrity, live the principles of journalism, make our communities stronger and the world around us better? If so, come join us at KATC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, LA, where Scripps is continuing to create the future of our industry with a focus on local community.

OUR TEAM:

We are a diverse community of welcoming, mission-focused, and lively people that continue to grow as we grow our company and rise to our full potential in every aspect of our business. Were located just about halfway from New Orleans and Houston on Interstate 10. Music, food, and family are passions for Acadiana residents, tourists, and students who attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

We are committed to representing the audiences we serve. These are our neighbors, our friends and family. Our employees bring their whole selves to work a diversity of backgrounds, ideas, opinions, life experiences and hobbies. We celebrate what makes us similar like our passion for journalism -- as much as we celebrate our differences. We welcome bright ideas and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit that will help us shape the future of our industry. Bring your passion and we will nourish your career with the tools to help you exceed your wildest career aspirations.

OUR HIRING PROCESS:

  • You are intrigued as you are already two paragraphs in and reading this job description.

  • You let us know you are interested (apply, email, call, shout it from the rooftops).

  • We call you and ask you to tell us more about yourself.

  • You talk with more incredible team members.

  • You meet the team in-person (and sometimes via Zoom or Facetime technology is SO COOL these days).

  • You tell everyone about your AH-mazing candidate experience and how thrilled you are to become a part of the Scripps team.

  • Your friends jump on the bandwagon and join us too.

MUST HAVE:

  • Passion for the job.

  • Bachelors Degree in Journalism or related experience.

  • 1 - 2 years of experience as a television writer or producer, preferred.

  • A local news junkie mentality: knowing news of the day; having vision and ability to advance the big story.

  • Above all, you love to write a word smith, grammar guru, courageous and creative storyteller.

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

  • Arrive at the station.

  • Begin preparing for airtime lead story, showcasing, multiplatform coverage, all the entertaining pieces.

  • Collaborate with reporters, anchors, news managers, assignment editors and the digital team to determine content and multiplatform needs.

  • Make the broadcast shine with graphics, video, research and station branding.

  • Work alongside your amazing team to prep for a flawless show.

  • Throw all the above out the window because breaking news just happened.

  • Respond to and cover above-mentioned breaking news.

  • Go home, get some rest and get ready to come back and have a totally different day tomorrow.

WHY SCRIPPS:

  • We are growing our footprint, reaching nearly 31 percent of U.S. households as one of the nations largest independent TV station owners.

  • From community outreach to professional development, Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over and you will have the chance to write your own story.

  • We enable and encourage each individual to do their best work and reach their full potential through opportunity, development and openness to new ideas.

  • We are all about professional integrity. It is the cornerstone of a journalists credibility.

  • Tell a friend and both of you can work here. Our employee referral program is pretty fantastic. Share this because we are ALWAYS looking for the BEST talent out there.

SCRIPPS COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
AtScripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve.We are intentional about creating anenvironmentwhereemployees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspiredto reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each persons diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scrippsleaders believe thatan equitable and inclusive culture isnot only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative.Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company(NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nations fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nations largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, Give light and the people will find their own way.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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SCRIPPS COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
AtScripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve.We are intentional about creating anenvironmentwhereemployees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspiredto reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each persons diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scrippsleaders believe thatan equitable and inclusive culture isnot only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative.Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company(NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nations fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nations largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, Give light and the people will find their own way.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.







Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-11
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